Approximately 1,000 images taken from the 1920s to the 1960s by Don and Gladys Marks documenting many areas of Florida.

Collection Number: N2013- 17

Creator: Marks, Don

Title: Don and Gladys Marks photographs and papers, 1920-1969

Quantity: Approximately 1000 photographs

Description:

This collection consists of approximately 1,000 images taken from the 1920s to the 1960s by Don and Gladys Marks documenting many areas of Florida. Images depict many locations around the state, including Key West, the Everglades, Sanibel Island, Ft. Myers, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Tampa, and St. Augustine. Images include wildlife, damage caused by Hurricane Donna, a fire; and tourist attractions such as Caribbean Gardens, Sunken Gardens, and Bok Tower. There are also images of the Tamiami Trail, Monkey Key, Ft. Ogden, Caloosahatchee River, and the Ponce de Leon Hotel.

Historical Note:

The Marks's worked with Harriet Bedell, prominent missionary and friend to the Florida Seminoles, and approximately 400 of their images document the Seminoles, including their work, daily life, and tourism. All images are well identified. In addition, the collection includes newspaper clippings relating to Don and Gladys Marks and to the Seminoles; Christmas cards to the Marks's from Martha Billie and family; and a letter to the Marks's from Martha Billie regarding the death of a Seminole child.